Hello to the good folks of Logan County and beyond! I have enjoyed hearing from several of you during the holidays. I laughed when two of the people mentioned that they had gained weight. Unfortunately I did too.
As I look out the windows of Peach Blossom Hall I see snow and more snow. I dreamed last night that we were going to have a repeat of last winter’s weather. That is one dream that I hope does not come true.
Below I want to write about several small topics. The first is the value of feather beds. As a young boy I use to visit my grandparents in Smyrna, Tennessee. In the winter time they heated with fire places in each room. On the beds they had thick fluffy mattresses stuffed with goose feathers. When you got in bed you would sink down in the “feather bed.” It was heaven! There would be two or three homemade blankets or quilts on the bed to keep you warm. You would be weighted down with all the bed cover. You also slept in a night gown that added to the warmth.
I never did get the hang of the night gown! It helped keep me warm but during the night the darn thing would ride up and it would be around my neck by morning.
Under the old bed was a “slop Jar” or “pee jar”. That kept you from having to go outside to the privy or “out house” in the cold or rain. I never did like going to the privy day or night. I remember that my grandparents had and old Sears Mail Order Catalog as a substitute for toilet paper. In fact all my relatives, that lived in the country, had a Sears Catalog.
Both of my grandmothers had wood burning cooking stoves. They could cook big wonderful meals in less than one hour. Usually fried chicken, four to six vegetables, cornbread and a dessert. The adults always ate first and the kids ate last. That is how I gained a love for chicken wings and livers because the nicer parts of the chicken were gone by the time the kids got to eat.
HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
1.Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14 – 16 men’s work boots.
2. Place them on the front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo magazine.
3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.
4. Leave a note on the door that reads: Bubba. Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in one hour. Don’t mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I don’t think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of ‘em in the house. Better wait outside. Be right back.
Time to go till next week………….. Good night Mrs Calabash where ever you are.
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email [email protected]